Key off, petcock to prime, hold comp lever, 6 kicks, choke on.
Key on, petcock to normal.
Start up (primed or warm)
Push kick starter til it stops (TDC), kickstarter to top, pull comp lever and release,
Kick it over, repeat, it should start now.
In short 6 priming kicks, 2 start kicks when cold.
2 kicks no choke when warmed up.
That sounds believable and practical except for the part about the compression release. Isn't it pull the lever, push the kick start slowly until the lever resets, then top the kick start and haul on it?
THIS IS THE CORRECT METHOD! That long list of kicking and priming is complete crap!
1. Turn key to on.
2. Turn petcock to prime unless previously running.
3. No throttle, pull decomp lever till it clicks and stays rearward.
4. PUSH lever slowly till decomp lever pops out aka reset position. THIS IS TDC!!!
5. NOW, FULL KICK!!!
It's that simple. No priming kicks or any of that nonsense. If cold, you should know to use the choke.
THIS IS HOW THE MANUAL STATES THE PROCEDURE FOR STARTING!
It works without the B.S..